Disability attorney Cesar Gavidia discusses whether your disability insurance company will pay your doctor to fill out the attending physicians statement requested by your disability insurance company.
Clients ask me if the insurance company will pay for their doctor to fill out the Attending Physician Statement. The long and short of it is no, the insurance company won’t pay for your doctor to complete the Attending Physician Forms. The obligation is on the insured under most policies to provide proof of loss, meaning the Attending Physician Forms at his own expense. You could certainly ask your insurance company if they’ll reduce the frequency of the Attending Physician Forms just to make it a little bit less of a burden and bother on your doctor, and, of course, to make it a little more financially feasible for you if your doctor’s requiring payment to fill out the forms.